Category Archives: Covid-19

Andrea Bocelli confirms he recovered from COVID-19 and donated plasma

Andrea Bocelli confirms he recovered from COVID-19 and donated plasma

PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images(MILAN) — Andrea Bocelli has confirmed that he’s recovered from COVID-19. The Italian tenor, who delivered an uplifting Easter performance in Milan when his whole country was in lockdown last month, revealed the news in a statement obtained by ABC News.“The pandemic which has shaken the world has also affected –…Read more »

Hotel using COVID-19-emptied rooms to shine encouraging messages to the world

Hotel using COVID-19-emptied rooms to shine encouraging messages to the world

Daniel Sergei/Sergei Photography – @sergeiphoto(VIRGINIA) — Like many hotels, the DoubleTree Hotel in Northern Virginia has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s turning lemons into lemonade by using the lights in its unsold rooms to spell out encouraging messages.  The Washington Post reports hotel management wanted to “illuminate messages of hope” to commuters on…Read more »

Fred Armisen debuts his “optimistic” travel show, in which he doesn’t leave his home

Fred Armisen debuts his “optimistic” travel show, in which he doesn’t leave his home

NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Saturday Night Live and Portlandia veteran Fred Armisen is in lockdown, like millions of other Americans, but that didn’t stop him from creating a new travel show.  As part of Peacock’s Seth Macfarlane-hosted At-Home Variety Show, Armisen’s offering, titled Fred Hopes to Travel to the Cool Part of Town, has him video-chatting with people all over the world, looking for unique places…Read more »

COVID-19 all-in-one update

COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University Global diagnosed cases: 5,518,905 Global deaths: 346,700.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 98,223. Number of countries/regions: at least 188 Total patients recovered globally: 2,253,651Latest…Read more »

Matthew McConaughey and his wife deliver over 110,000 masks to Texas hospitals

Matthew McConaughey and his wife deliver over 110,000 masks to Texas hospitals

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Tx) — Matthew McConaughey is making sure that Texas’ smaller hospitals are well prepared to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the Dallas Buyers Club Oscar-winner and his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, delivered over 110,000 masks to hospitals across the state.  “Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks,” the 50-year-old captioned a photo of him…Read more »

COVID deaths in US approach 100,000 as many states are reopening

COVID deaths in US approach 100,000 as many states are reopening

iStock/AsiaVision (NEW YORK) — The COVID-19 pandemic, as of Monday, has killed least 98,218 in the U.S. and sickened more than 1.6 million others,according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.  Johns Hopkins University on Sunday announced that the country added over 20,600 new COVID-19 cases. Despite the numbers, many states…Read more »

Georgia issues “Best Practices” safety list for film and TV shoots post COVID-19

Georgia issues “Best Practices” safety list for film and TV shoots post COVID-19

iStock/brightstars(GEORGIA) — With Georgia successfully becoming one of the first states to open for business following the COVID-19 lockdowns, Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued a “best practices” guide for film and TV crews working in the Peach State.  Georgia has become a massive hub for Hollywood productions, with everything from the Marvel movies to MacGyver and The Walking Dead shooting there — some…Read more »

‘Mythic Quest’ COVID-19 episode is now live: raising money for charity and tweaking celebrities in quarantine

‘Mythic Quest’ COVID-19 episode is now live: raising money for charity and tweaking celebrities in quarantine

Apple TV+(LOS ANGELES) — A special episode of the Apple TV+ workplace comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, is now live — and has so far raised $600,000 for COVID-19-related charities. The cast donated half of that money, and show co-creator and star Rob McElhenney and his wife, Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star Kaitlin Olsen, matched the sum. The remotely shot episode was quite the effort…Read more »